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Eichmann Trial -- Session 85 -- Written testimonies from Germany presented to the court re: Communists, questions, self-reliance

Film | Accession Number: 1999.A.0087 | RG Number: RG-60.2100.113 | Film ID: 2113

Session 85. This tape includes the presentation of the records of testimonies of the following witnesses, but their names are not mentioned on the tape: Wilhelm Hoettl, Walter Huppenkothen, Eberhard von Thadden, Hans Jüttner, Theodore Horst Grell, and Kurt Becher. All of these individuals were witnesses for the Prosecution.

An affidavit is being read, saying that Hitler included Communist leaders along with Jews in the laws, and this was the basis for the first executions of the Jews. The affidavit says that Generals refused to follow the order to execute Russian commissars and treated them as common prisoners. It continues to say that Eichmann was very active supervising all of this.

00:09:37 Tape jumps. The Judges discuss reading the questions into the record, not just the answers of the affidents. Dr. Servatius cites a few sections of this affidavit to submit. The President of Court scolds the translators for not having these documents ready.

00:23:25 The Prosecution is then allowed to submit sections of the affidavit, and these are read into the record. This includes a statement saying that the heads of offices were the highest authority in all things. It claims that Eichmann was attached to his office only in a formal sense, that he had access to everything and answered only to Mueller.

Film Title
Eichmann Trial
Event:  1961 July 04
Production:  1961 July 04
Jerusalem, Israel
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:00:37
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